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June 17, 2010
Pioneering performance artist and educator Rachel Rosenthal will be presenting and signing her new memoir-manifesto, "The DbD Experience: Chance Knows What It's Doing," which describes her performance technique and weekend-long "Doing by Doing" workshop. Book Soup. 8818 W. Sunset Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com.
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ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 2010
Pioneering performance artist and educator Rachel Rosenthal will be presenting and signing her new memoir-manifesto, "The DbD Experience: Chance Knows What It's Doing," which describes her performance technique and weekend-long "Doing by Doing" workshop. Book Soup. 8818 W. Sunset Blvd. 7 p.m. Free. (310) 659-3110. http://www.booksoup.com.
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ENTERTAINMENT
July 19, 1997
The Rachel Rosenthal Company, led by noted performance artist Rachel Rosenthal, will perform "Tohubohu!," billed as an "all improvised evening of risky truth or dare interdisciplinary performance," tonight at 8 p.m. The performance takes place at ESPACE DbD, 2847 S. Robertson Blvd. Tickets are $12; $10 for students and seniors. Information: (213) 466-1767 or (818) 953-9993.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 7, 2009 | Scott Timberg
The block on which performance art pioneer Rachel Rosenthal lives and works is randomly assorted even by the standards of Los Angeles: Old-school barbershop, R&B record store, place selling mostly light bulbs, that kind of thing. Inside her studio, the mix of props -- disembodied mannequin legs, countless wigs, a forlorn unicorn and abstract props that would seem at home only in Beckett -- is just as haphazard. To Rosenthal, what appears to be a jumble is simply the way the world works, and part of its glory.
MAGAZINE
April 22, 2007 | Colin Westerbeck
Prints of photographs by John Sanchez will be included in a sale of artwork to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art on April 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. This was the first in a series of photographs John Sanchez has made documenting the art world. He asked Rachel Rosenthal to step into the alley behind her L.A. studio so he could take her picture in indirect natural light against a white background taped to a wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 12, 1995 | JAN HERMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Is Huntington Beach ready for a Rachel Rosenthal primer? Rosenthal may not be a household name, but she is celebrated in performance-art circles for her single-minded devotion to ecology and animals. The straight-talking Los Angeles-based artist will be doing what she calls "a mini-anthology" of her highly theatrical monologues Saturday at the new Huntington Beach Art Center. "I thought I was going to do a little lecture or something," she says. "Then suddenly I got the announcement.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 1994 | LEWIS SEGAL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Seventy-five years after their murder at Ekaterinburg, the last of the Romanovs are still a royal pain. Portrayed by Rachel Rosenthal and company at the Wadsworth Theater on Friday, the self-destructive Czar and his doomed family wear clown-white makeup, endlessly flaunt their power and speak nonstop platitudes using the maddeningly arch tone of voice that performance artists reserve for the uncomprehending ruling class.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2000 | SUSAN FREUDENHEIM, TIMES ARTS WRITER
Rachel Rosenthal chats amiably with her assistant and collaborator on her latest work, "Ur-Boor," then turns to begin rehearsal in her Westside storefront studio. Right off the bat she lets out a primal scream so piercing that eardrums are ringing throughout the room. She's on. And for the next hour or so, there's no stopping her. It's hardly a rehearsal, it's more like a straight-through performance. But that's just the way she is: full throttle until she stops.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1990 | MARTIN BERNHEIMER, TIMES MUSIC CRITIC
Rachel Rosenthal, the central attraction at the seasonal valedictory ventured Wednesday by the E.A.R. Unit at the Leo. S. Bing Theater, bills herself simply as a performance artist. That's about as accurate as calling the Taj Majal a house. The woman is a monument, and a marvel. She is a force of nature. She materializes upon a stage, just sits in an ornate chair, and defies the observer not to be magnetized. Her eyes glare with intense zeal. Her shaven skull gleams with defiant pride.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1994 | JAN BRESLAUER, Jan Breslauer is a frequent contributor to Calendar.
It's Super Bowl Sunday and UCLA's Royce Hall is quiet. A maze of freshly installed whitewall corridors blocks the entrances to the landmark building's theater, which is closed until the damage from the recent temblor can be fixed. The few usable classrooms and offices are temporarily empty. Around the back of the otherwise dormant building, however, an after-lunch crowd of people in sweats and kneepads gathers near a loading dock, while six large mutts loll contentedly in the afternoon sun.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2009 | Victoria Looseleaf
Beauty and charm will get a gal only so far these days. Even if she's French. At least that's the conclusion one was left with Friday at Highways Performance Space at the end of performance - artist - dancer-choreographer Nathalie Broizat's "Amour, Where Are You?" Indulgent, unfocused and, worst of all, devoid of inspired movement, this six-person, two-hour homage to the human heart stopped beating after its first few minutes. Broizat, an acolyte of performance art doyenne Rachel Rosenthal, made use of every cliche in the amour playbook.
MAGAZINE
April 22, 2007 | Colin Westerbeck
Prints of photographs by John Sanchez will be included in a sale of artwork to benefit the Santa Monica Museum of Art on April 28 from 7-9:30 p.m. This was the first in a series of photographs John Sanchez has made documenting the art world. He asked Rachel Rosenthal to step into the alley behind her L.A. studio so he could take her picture in indirect natural light against a white background taped to a wall.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 25, 2007
WOW. Roseanne is beautiful in and out ["It's Not Just Lip Service," March 18]. Now if only she were vegetarian! RACHEL ROSENTHAL Los Angeles
MAGAZINE
April 2, 2006
It's ironic that the March 19 Style section articles were published side by side: the ones illustrating our ambition of turning our companion animals into creatures of a different species, namely humans ("Haute Dog"; "Shop 'Til They Flop," by Barbara Thornburg), and another detailing the unconscionable policies of L.A. County that deny companion animals their most basic natural needs--to exercise and run, unfettered, in safe places ("Dog Heaven," by Ann Herold). This dichotomy is typical of our society and of the chasm that separates rich and poor, good and bad, privilege and want.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 2005
RE "At This Point He Gets to Act as Provocateur" [Sept. 18]: How nice it is to be able to look up to a movie star, George Clooney, with respect and admiration, one whose values I can relate to. How nice that those blockbuster sums of money (that are so difficult to fathom for people whose annual business budgets in the arts don't exceed $100,000) are put to use on projects that have an ethical backbone yet are still based on artistic considerations. And, George, my condolences for the death of your dog. I fully empathize.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 23, 2004
Thank you for spotlighting Cesar Millan, "The Dog Whisperer" ["A Sage for the Canine Set," by Mimi Avins, Oct. 18]. I had Cesar on the case of one of my rescues years ago. He was good then; he's even better now. Unfortunately, most dog owners lack one or all the conditions for a happy dog in his mantra: "Exercise, Discipline, Affection." It's a triangle that falls apart if one of the sides is missing. Rachel Rosenthal Los Angeles Millan makes good points about the need for exercise, rules and not coddling dogs.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 2000
Rachel Rosenthal is working at full throttle on "Ur-Boor," which, she says, will be her last solo performance work.
MAGAZINE
April 26, 1992
All difficult new concepts were promoted vigorously and with strong tactics: feminism, civil rights, abolition. More power to Newkirk and PETA, who shock us out of criminal complacency. RACHEL ROSENTHAL Los Angeles
NEWS
March 4, 2004
It is sickening me to continue reading the ecstatic prose of fashion writers gushing about the use of fur in designer's creations ("Ford Bids a Foxy Farewell," Feb. 26). The rhetoric is celebratory, as always, and, irony of ironies, the song "You're Free" was playing at the Gucci show! Don't people know that the fur industry is based on the torture and killing of thousands of creatures? That the wild ones are caught in traps that shred them, maim them, starve them? That the "farmed" ones are incarcerated for weeks in tiny cages and then killed by anal or vaginal electrocution?
OPINION
June 16, 2003
Re "Three Gorges Dam May Be Boon for China," letters, June 10: What, no letters against the dam? I am tired of opinions that seem to forget that we are not alone on this planet. The Three Gorges were habitat not only for the hapless folk who had to relocate but to hundreds of thousands of other creatures. (Oh, animals! They don't count.) The entire ecological state of the region has been devastated. Yes. That counts. And I don't mention the archeological and historical sites destroyed.
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